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Summer Camp in America

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Summer Camp in America Inclusions

  • Pre-arranged job placement at a summer camp in America.
  • A minimum final summer camp salary of USD $2,200.
  • All food and accommodation whilst at summer camp.
  • J1 Camp counsellor visa.
  • Access to BUNAC’s summer camp hiring events
  • Pre-departure orientation to prepare you for camp life.
  • One-on-one support securing your visas and interviews.
  • 24/7 help on the ground from our partners in the USA.
  • Medical insurance during your camp placement.
  • Your SEVIS US Government fee.
  • Best friends, mad skills and awesome times.
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Summer Camp in America

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Summer Camp in America Salary

BUNAC has one of the lowest camp program fees and highest first-timer camp salaries. Irrespective of age, skills or camp location, with BUNAC you’ll receive a minimum camp salary of USD $2,200 for this summer. For us, summer camp in America is all about community, inclusion and accessibility. As soon as you put on that ‘Staff’ tee, everybody is equal.

First-timer salaries

USD $2,200 is for your whole camp contract - typically 7-9 weeks. Depending on the camp, it can be paid weekly, monthly or at the end of the summer. Accommodation and all meals are included while you’re at camp.

Returner salaries

If you're a camp returner and are going back to the same camp, you’ll negotiate your salary directly with your camp. If you have been to camp before but are heading to a different camp, you’ll apply as a first-timer.

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Extra Costs

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Extra Costs

Police background check:

 Varies depending on nationality – from £18 for the UK.

 US Embassy J-1 visa:

 USD $185.

 Proof of support funds:

 USD $800. You don’t need to pay this, just be able to prove that you have access to it. 

Flights and travel insurance:

Varies. Medical cover is included while at camp, but all travellers should ensure they have comprehensive travel insurance.

Get hired as early

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Get hired as early

Get hired as early as October!

We do both in-person and virtual hiring events throughout the year so that you can meet Camp Directors and could come away on the day with a camp position. Our first in-person hiring event is 26 Oct in the UK with eight camps attending. More details coming soon.

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